• Recreation Therapist 32 Hours at Virtua Residentials in Camden

    Job Locations US-NJ-Camden
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2 months ago)
    Job ID
    2018-2313
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview

    32 Hours Recreation Therapist

    Residentials for Adolescents at Virtua Hospital in Camden

    Wed - Saturday, work 2 evenings

     

    • Must have Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Social Work or related field. 
    • Must have at least 1 year experience in recreational/play therapy.

     

     

     

    Assist in planning, organizing and directing therapeutic play and recreation programs to effect improvement in the physical, mental and social well-being of the consumers of an Intense Residential Treatment Program.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist in planning, organizing and directing therapeutic play and recreation programs to include such activities as games, parties, music and arts and crafts.
    • Conduct group and individual recreation activities according to patients' needs, capabilities and interests; determine and implement necessary precautions in exercising responsibility for the care and safety of patients.
    • Consult with nursing personnel, medical staff and other members of the health team to assess the recreational needs of patients.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with relatives in assisting patients to adjust to the hospital setting; assist staff in preparing patients for surgery and other stressful situations. Prepare reports reflecting patients' behavior and progress for medical staff and other team members.
    • Assist in the selection, distribution, maintenance, storage, evaluation and purchase of recreational supplies and equipment.
    • Participate in patient care conferences and make recommendations concerning new recreational therapy methods and techniques.
    • Assist in supervising and coordinating the work of individual and group volunteers.
    • Provide instruction and guidance to allied health students in recreational therapy methods and techniques. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
    • All other duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Social Work or related field. 
    • Must have at least 1 year experience in recreational/play therapy.

     

     

     PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  

     

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

     

    EOE M/V/F/D

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